Quaker Marriage Certificate for William Vance & Elizabath Backhouse - 1737
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1737 MARRIAGE "CERTIFICATE" FOR WILLIAM VANCE AND ELIZABETH BACKHOUSE

         William VANCE of Doricreeny (Derrycreevy) in the 
parish of  Clonfeacle and County of Tyrone And Elizabeth 
BACKHOUSE of Grange in ye Parish and Counties aforesaid, 
having declared their intentions of marriage with each other 
in several publick meetings of ye people Called Quakers 
whose proceedings therein after Deliberate Consideration 
thereof Enquiry being made Concerning their Clearness from 
all others, after Consent of parents & Relations Concerned , 
were Conf(r)onted unto by ye said meeting . . .

         Now this so as to Certifie whom it may Concern that 
for ye first accomplishment of this said Institutions 
according to God ordained ye said William Vance and 
Elizabeth Beckhouse appeared in a publick Meeting of ye said 
people mett together to worship God in their meeting house 
Nigh Charlemount in ye said County upon ye... Eighteenth Day 
of ye third month called May in year one thousand seven 
hundred thirty & seven.  Whereas being Contracted ye said 
William Vance taking ye said Elizabeth Backhous(e) by ye 
hand did solomnly declare in manner as followeth: you are my 
witness from this day that I take Elizabeth Backhous(e) to 
be my wife promising with ye Lord('s) assistance to be unto 
her a loving & faithful Husband until death separate us and 
then and there ye said assembly ye said Elizabeth Backhouse 
did Declare in like manner as followeth you are my Witness 
this day that I take William Vance to be my Husband 
promising with ye Lord('s) assistance to be unto him a 
loving & faithful wife until death separate us.   And as a 
further Confirmation thereof said William Vance and 
Elizabeth did take of a pen and Subscribe their names as 
husband and wife.  And they whose names are under written 
Being in front with many More at the Solomnizing of their 
said Marriage & subscription as aforesaid as witnesses have 
set their hands ye day and year above written.

William Vance, Elizabeth Vance

John Carr       Eliz Greer        John Courtnoy      Daniel Bell
James Sloan     Jano Greer        Willm Thomson      Edward Adams
Jacob Marshol   Mary Greer        Robert Adams       Thomas Backhous(e)
Benjm Hobson    Eliz Brownlee     John Whiteside     Morgan Willson
John Bull       Anna Greer        Lawrence Hobson    Patrick McCranal
Thomas Carr     Mary Marshel      John Mc Cranal     Thomas Backhous(e)
Joseph Whitside Ann Webb          William Dolap      Adam Downing
Eiliz Whitside  Benjm Marshol     Richard Barkley    John Hinshaw